Tekla Structures 18.0 build 11123 (x86/x64) | 1.69 GB
The release of Tekla Structures 18 software makes the long road from design to reality easier. Create building information modelling faster with improved viewing, more intuitive modelling, and streamlined project management tools.
By the mid-1960s, computers and automatic data processing were well established in Finland. Companies that performed advanced engineering computing had also adopted Automatic Data Processing (ADP).
Due to the ever-increasing amount of computing work and lack of resources, a group of engineering offices established a joint software company. The company, named Teknillinen laskenta Oy ("technical computing") was registered in February 1966. The same spring, the company trading name was abbreviated to Tekla. Tekla's first office was located in Helsinki, Finland.
The foundation for Tekla's operations was defined as ADP consultation, computing services, training courses and software development. Six planning committees were formed in 1967 for the latter purpose, representing the different industries of the shareholding companies. The goal of the planning committees was to define the features of common software in cooperation with Tekla employees.
In fact, these committees created the model for Tekla's future way of working: starting projects to develop new programs in conjunction with customers.
Tekla Structures 18 takes BIM from design to reality
Collaboration between construction project stakeholders is on the rise and Tekla Structures 18 reflects this. All project stakeholders from architects, fabricators, contractors, designers and engineers to on-site builders benefit from improved access to more constructable, accurate and complete 3D model data.
With the new version, workflow is more efficient and intuitive than before, which reduces lead times in modelling. The result is increased overall design productivity. Easy modelling and improved intuitiveness in drawing editing ensure that what you see is what you get. Improved automation minimises user errors and need for troubleshooting.
Practical examples of the assets of the improved workflow are better connectivity to machinery and export functions. When you export a model to IFC format, you have now more options: you can include grids, customise information, and export reinforcements in a light or detailed way. And DSTV connectivity to CNC machinery and precast machinery are now enhanced.
“Faster and smoother modelling gives our customers competitive advantage. Added to the assets of BIM, like saving time and money during the bidding process and more manageable construction projects, our new software release will help our customers to raise their project profit margins.”, says Risto Raty, the Executive Vice President of Tekla Corporation.